1. without beginning or end; eternal; everlasting.
  2. referring or restricted to no particular time: the timeless beauty of great music.

Origin of timeless

First recorded in 1550–60; time + -less
Related formstime·less·ly, adverbtime·less·ness, noun

Synonyms for timeless

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Historical Examples of timelessly

  • The scene was timelessly human, despite the modernity of the khaki.

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British Dictionary definitions for timelessly


  1. unaffected or unchanged by time; ageless
  2. eternal
  3. an archaic word for untimely
Derived Formstimelessly, adverbtimelessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for timelessly



"eternal," 1620s, from time (n.) + -less. Earlier it meant "ill-timed" (1550s). Related: Timelessly; timelessness.

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